These refried beans taste like they came straight from your favorite Mexican restaurant.

Refried Beans

Recipe Source: Cooking Classy

  • 10 min prep
  • 8 hrs cook
  • Beginner

This recipe can be prepared using an Instant Pot or slow cooker, but it involves cooking the beans and other ingredients until tender and then mashing them to the desired consistency.

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What Makes This Pinworthy?

There is no denying that these refried beans taste better than the storebought kind and certainly rival that found in restaurants. It has such a wonderful flavor due to the bacon droppings, cumin, and chili powder. Preparing it in the slow cooker might take a long time, but how good it tastes and the minimal effort it requires proves these refried beans to be a worthy undertaking.

A lot of Mexican food requires a fair bit of preparation and effort, but these refried beans are a nice change in pace that they can cook uninterrupted in a slow cooker for many hours. After they are done cooking, it is a simple matter of draining them, stirring in a few ingredients, and then mashing the mixture.

Another reason this recipe is wonderful is that it is fairly frugal to make- it should cost about $5 for the supplies, but this dish makes for about fourteen servings. If you are looking for an inexpensive side to serve a small crowd, this is the recipe you’ve been looking for.

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  • OXO Good Grips Non-Stick Pro Jelly Roll 10×15" (via Amazon)

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